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High Court Judge Threatened Over Pirate Bay Injunction

A High Court judge who handed down an injunction in 2009 ordering an ISP to block The Pirate Bay says he was threatened by "cyber-terrorists" over his decision. Mr Justice Charlton claims that hackers threatened to steal his credit card details, plant child porn on his computer, and send call…

Eircom Pirate Bay Blockade Takes Effect

Customers of Ireland's biggest ISP can no longer access The Pirate Bay. Earlier this year, Eircom settled out of court with Ireland's music industry and agreed to block the world's largest tracker and today, September 1st, the ban took effect. The site's domain names and IP addresses have all been…

Music Industry Orders BitTorrent Blackout

Throughout Europe, music industry lobbyists have tried to convince ISPs to block file-sharing sites, and not without success. The Irish ISP Eircom is the first to cave in to the pressure of the music industry, and without any argument will block all file-sharing related websites - starting with The Pirate…

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